Cyber Monday Website Performance: Post Game Analysis

  Mid-afternoon on Cyber Monday this week we checked in with a “halftime” report to share some insights on website performance during the busiest online shopping day of the year. As promised, we are back with our retrospective analysis of “Cyber Monday”—which, in … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Website Performance Play-by-Play: The Ruling on the Web Stands

  Here we are on Cyber Monday afternoon, and right on cue, the holiday shopping web performance-themed articles and blogs continue flow.   And it’s not just APM companies filling up our twitter feeds with attempts to spin up a Marketing angle—technology, business and … [Read more...]

Holiday Season Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Global Website Performance Epidemic

  Holiday-Season-Shopping-Cart-Abandonment-the-eCommerce-Web-Performance-Epidemic from SmartBear   Here we are again. It’s that time we prep for all year—making sure our website performance is optimized for holiday revenue, and watching our calories to … [Read more...]

Just One New Kid on the Block in Gartner’s 2014 MQ for Application Performance

Exciting news—SmartBear is featured in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application performance, the only new vendor added this year! Gartner’s annual report published by Jonah Kowall and Will Cappelli reviews leading vendors in the APM space. SmartBear acquired … [Read more...]

6 Challenges Facing DevOps and Operations Teams in 2015

To say that Operations and DevOps will have a new set of challenges in the coming year is a bit redundant, as their entire job is based on solving problems and facing challenges. However the current and future landscape of tools, technologies, and processes is changing … [Read more...]

3 Takeaways from Velocity New York 2014 (and What this Means for APM Solutions)

While exhibiting with the SmartBear AlertSite UXM team in Velocity last week, I managed to skip away from the booth quite a bit to squeeze in as many sessions as possible. The more sessions I attended, the more some common themes started materializing. The three themes that … [Read more...]

User Experience Is Bigger Than Data

In a recent previous post,Why Today's APM Solutions Aren't Optimized for DevOps, I discussed the odd contradiction I’ve been noticing lately in the APM marketplace.  Fragmented approaches to APM are being promoted as solutions to support the DevOps ideal of continuous … [Read more...]

Synthetic Vs Real Application Monitoring: Why You Need Both

In order to properly manage your applications and user experience you need to start with monitoring them.  Application monitoring is evolving—from its beginnings of simply pinging a server to see if it is up, to new, more sophisticated techniques which monitor every detail … [Read more...]

New Gartner APM Report Findings: Big Surprises?

Gartner just published an interesting new report written by Federica De Silva, and Jonah Kowall entitled  “Growth and Criticality of APM Shift Innovation Toward Agile Vendors”.  (As always, we were happy to see SmartBear in the report as a leading vendor to watch!) The … [Read more...]

[Video Interview] DevOps Days Boston 2014: Experts Share Trends and Takeaways

  Last week we had the opportunity to hang out with some really awesome people and industry experts at the DevOps Days Event held at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center right in our backyard here in Boston. A couple of those awesome experts included Trevor Parsons, … [Read more...]